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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.


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  1. So the good doctor is back at it with his new weapon: www.stanleyparis.com
  2. What are the specs of your potential purchase (Loa, beam, draft, weight)?
  3. Bravo!!!! Amazing performance
  4. Marine trafic http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:-5.2/centery:48.5/zoom:12
  5. Could you give us Brand and model of the Lithium jump starter. I have a 3 cyl Westerbeke and want to be sure that the starter pack will be powerfull enough to start it.
  6. Check page 24 of that document: http://cdn.hobiecat.com/digital_assets/HotLine_1992_09.pdf 1991 Bernard Henry and three others sailed two Hobie Cat 18 and landed on Cape Horn. Also they did not obviously used foils (Cammas and crew were first on that one), it was probably a first at that time for beach cats to sail "around Cape Horn". They had started their trip in Guadeloupe; a very long trip for beach cats.........
  7. Fixed it for you Also Paris had several goals for his circumnavigation: 1- being the oldest person to single handed sail around the world non stop 2- do it "green" 3- bit Dodge Morgan's "record" 4- establish a reference record time St Augustine-St augustine I believe being the oldest was his priority, so if charging his batteries the"green way" was to become a issue he could have at any time switch to charging with engine or generator and still achieve his main objective.
  8. Estar and Rozalia, Not sure how you guys compare American Promise and Kiwi Spirit but I think you forgot to consider the human factor in the equation. Having read Dodge Morgan's book and closely followed Stanley Paris' project from start to end, it is pretty obvious that Dodge is a far better and efficient sailor than Stanley. American promise has been sailed at a much higher % of it's potential than Kiwi Spirit and this make any comparison very difficult regarding their respective speed. Also if we look in detail at Stanley Paris' two attempts and Dodge Morgan's sail down the Atlantic we can come up with some interesting numbers: Last Winter Stanley Paris quit at day 35 - at that time Kiwi Spirit was about 90 miles (relative to a point 500 miles south of Cape of Good Hope) behind American Promise, but had sailed 750 more miles (having had to sail around the South Atlantic High when AP had sailed a much more direct route) - the two weeks prior to his quitting Kiwi Spirit was sailing partially crippled following his crash jibe with a permanently "jury reefed" main. - during those 35 days Kiwi Spirit clocked 10 days over 200 miles versus one for American Promise This time Stanley Paris quit at day 39 - at day 39 Kiwi spirit was 25 mile ahead of American Promise having sailed again a longer route (450 miles) for the same reason than last year. - during that last attempt Kiwi Spirit sailed again 10 days over 200 miles versus 2 for American Promise Dodge Morgan sailed 26 days over 200 miles during his all circumnavigation when on each of it's attempt Stanley Paris scored 10 of those just on the way down the Atlantic American Promise's biggest day over the all circumnavigation was 233 miles (south Pacific) versus at list one 240+ on each of KS attempt (I am sure she would have done bigger numbers in the south). Regarding the supposedly low performance of KS vs AP in light winds (under 12 kts), at list 2 things are playing against her: - this is in those conditions that a better sailor can make a lot of the difference - Dodge Morgan used a 150% head sail down the Atlantic (which he changed for a 90% before hitting 40 south) versus that 110% high clew that Stanley Paris was using. Very hard to compare two boats encountering different weather conditions and being sailed by two men of different experience. I am pretty sure Kiwi Spirit is faster in all conditions except light winds were American Promise is probably able to match her. That's my gut feeling. My money is on KS
  9. Estar, you got us used to much better comment/analysis than that......